HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Government doctors have urged the prime minister, finance minister and the health minister to raise their salaries and allowances.
In a press statement, Government Doctors’ Association of Nepal (GODAN) said government doctors have been forced to work without attractive incentive and salary and this has forced them to seek greener pastures abroad. GODAN has urged the government to address its concerns at the soonest, claiming that skyrocketing market prices have made the lives of the human resources from the medical sector, a sensitive sector, difficult. The doctors said they have no option but to work in private nursing homes and hospitals because of meagre salaries and allowances that they draw at government hospitals. GODAN pointed that government doctors have been finding it difficult to look after a burgeoning population.